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June 3, 2016

Join the Library Summer Reading Program

Pick up your reading log for the summer reading contest, enjoy Maker Pfest and tour the new Pfab Lab at the Pflugerville Public Library on Saturday, June 4.maker pfest

Everyone can participate in the reading contest. All readers will be assigned a color team. For every two hours of reading logged, a colored token will be dropped into the corresponding team's jar. The winning team's color will decorate the last summer reading program event, Comic Con on July 30.

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Maker Pfest, the library will showcase demos of high tech crafts and host hands-on activities for participants of all ages. Watch demonstrations of machine embroidery, gelatin printing, 3D printing, needle felting, straw building and the micro-computer Raspberry Pi. A demo on how to turn your smart phone into a virtual reality headset using D-scope Google cardboard 3D glasses will be taught by Assistant Library Director Daniel Berra.

Maker Pfest guests include: The Robot Group Inc, Austin Lacemakers Guild, Granny Goodfish Pottery, the Central Texas Woodturners Association, Learning Fun 101 Lego Robotics, TechShop Austin - Round Rock, Pf Knitters, Pf Quilt Guild and Sherri Grant from Cactus Rose Quilts. Staff will assist with craft projects. More information about Maker Pfest can be found at  www.pflugervilletx.gov/makerpfest.

KIDFISH at Lake Pflugerville
KidFishCome out to Lake Pflugerville's south shore on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. to fish. The event helps introduce children ages 16 and under to fishing. There is no cost to enter the competition. Registration forms are available at the Pflugerville Recreation Center, Public Library, at City Hall and onsite at the lake on June 4. Bring your own fishing equipment or KIDFISH will provide a limited number of poles on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is in conjunction with Texas Parks and Wildlife's Statewide Free Fishing Day, so people of any age may fish without a license. www.pflugervilletx.gov/kidfish.


Cool Moves to start June 6
cool movesThe Pflugerville Police Department Cool Moves program rewards children for being safe over the summer. Youth caught by the police looking both ways before crossing the street, wearing a helmet while riding a bike and walking their bicycle across cross walks can be rewarded with a ticket for a free ice cream cone. Partners supporting the program with free ice cream cones include Dairy Queen, Baskin Robbins, Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, Andy's Frozen Custard, Chick-fil-a and Pecan St. Station.  www.pflugervilletx.gov/coolmoves.

Pfollow the Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department on Facebook
The Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department converted the Pfarmers Market Facebook page into a Parks and Recreation Department page on June 1. The page will continue to highlight the Pfarmers Market but will now include the Pflugerville Recreation Center, seniors and special events from the department. Pfollow them on Facebook now at www.facebook.com/pflugervilleparksandrec.

Family Craft Night: Mini Tote bags
At Family Craft Night at the library, parents and children work together on a different craft project every week. Materials available while supplies last. On June 6 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. decorate a mini tote bag. Space is limited.   Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Healthy nutrition for our busy lifestyle offers tips for a healthy life
A new, pfree class at the Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, is designed for the busy person who has very little time to cook. “Healthy Nutrition for Our Busy Lifestyle” is an overview of how to plan and prepare tasty, health-enhancing meals that not only promote weight loss and greater energy but prevent or reverse heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, or imbalances. Plan to attend on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. The instructor is holistic wellness activist Delia Trujillo. Please pre-register at  http://www.pflugerville/classes  and choose the holistic transitions 3 of 5 workshop.  You may call 512 990-6350 for more information.
 
Pool Summer season schedule
Enjoy your summer season at the city pools. With three pools, a splash pad, and Lake Pflugerville, there is plenty of water pfun in Pflugerville.  The full pool schedules and admission details are online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/pools.

City pools: pool
Gilleland Creek Pool, 700 Railroad Avenue

Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road

Windermere Pool, 16800 Gower Street

Falcon Pointe Splash Pad, 1813 Tranquility Lane

Lake Pflugerville has a public beach on the north shore at 18216 Weiss Lane. No lifeguard on duty at Lake Pflugerville.

Be safe in the water; know how to swim
The city offers swim lessons for children and adults. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/classes for more information on these classes and be ready to enjoy the water this summer. 

All-Pool Passes 
If you love to jump in and spend your summer at the pool, consider purchase of an all-pool pass allowing unlimited swims in city public pools. Buy a pass at the Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, and then enjoy unlimited visits at your city pools www.pflugervilletx.gov/pools or call 512-990-6350.

Tot time swim at Scott Mentzer Pool Tuesdays
Beginning Tuesday, June 7, Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, will be open at 10 a.m. for Tot Time each week during the summer. Toddlers age 5 and under, along with their parents or guardians, are allowed into the pool before the normal opening time of 11 a.m. Daily admission charge or season swim passes apply. Older siblings will be admitted if they are in the company of the toddler and adult. For more information, call the Recreation Center at 512-990-6350 or visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/pools.

Crystal Yates at Music in the Park
Music in the Park, Hot Summer Nights kicks off on June 10 with country music from Crystal Yates, ASCAP and Dove award-nominated songwriter and winner of the 2014 Texaco Country Showdown. Come to Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, for live music from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. under the park's giant shade trees. CrystalYates

After growing up in Niceville, Florida, Yates moved to McKinney, TX and couldn't resist the twangy sounds of country music.  "My mom says I could sing 'Why Don't You  Love Me?' by Hank Williams before I could say my ABCs."  Her latest album debuted at #13 on iTunes. She will perform with her guitar-playing husband, Bill. 

Yates is the first to perform in the Music in the Park series that includes BillyRay Sheppard June 24, El Tulé July 8, Choctaw Wildfire July 22, John Gaar Band August 5, Glen Collins and the Alibis August 19, movie sing-along Grease September 2 and Savion Wright, September 16. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark.

What's Happening
Pfarmers Market Tuesdays - The Pflugerville Pfarmers Market is open weekly at the Green Red Barn in Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. The Heritage House museum is open in conjunction with the market from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Come tour the museum and shop for fresh produce and handmade items. www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket.

Pfood trucks wanted for Pfirecracker Pfestival - There is still time to apply to be a vendor for the annual Pfirecracker Pfestival set for Monday, July 4 at Lake Pflugerville. Thousands of people come to see a great fireworks show against the backdrop of the lake. Apply online today – the deadline is Sunday, June 19. For more information, call 512-990-6113. Applications are available online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfirecracker.

Paws and Read at the library -
 Practice your reading at Paws & Reading Buddies all summer long. Children sign up and read a book to members of the Austin Dog Alliance from 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Mondays. The event helps improve the reader's confidence while providing an entertaining time to the dog and child. Register your child  in advance to participate through the library.

Volunteer at the Animal Shelter - A volunteer orientation is held on the second Saturday of each month at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter, 1600 Waterbrook Drive. Register in advance for a spot and fill out necessary paperwork at www.pflugervilletx.gov/sheltervolunteer.

This Week 

Saturday 6/4: Maker Pfest (L); KIDFISH (P&R)
Sunday 6/5: Heritage House Museum Open (P&R); Family Game Day (L)
Monday 6/6: Family Craft Night: Mini Tote Bag Decoration (L); Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting (B&C)
Tuesday 6/7: Tot Time at the Pool (P&R); Pfree Holistic Transitions Workshop (P&R); Bilingual (English & Spanish) Story Time (L); Teen Night: ARTPOCALYPSE! (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R); Heritage House Museum open (L)
Wednesday 6/8: Youth Hours – Pfab lab (L); Pfab Lab Open Hours – Adults (L); Tween Scene (L); Library Board Meeting (B&C)
Thursday 6/9: Story Time (L); Kids (5-8) Club: Scavenger Hunt (L); Adult Craft Night – Marbled Stationery (L)

Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other
Online City Event Calendar 

SAVE THE DATE
June 14 - Juneteenth Celebration at the library - The Copperfield Youth Group will perform a short dance and a performance by blues musician Jackie Venson to celebrate Juneteenth, a few days early. The event is June 14 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

July 4 Pfirecracker Pfestival - Celebrate Independence Day at Lake Pflugerville with fireworks and fun. The Pfestival begins on the south shore of Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane. No onside parking available. The city provides a free shuttle from Hendrickson High School to the event. Check out the music lineup and take a free shuttle starting at noon to enjoy the pfun.  www.pflugervilletx.gov/firecracker.